Applications can be send in until September 15, 2016!
The Imre Kertész Kolleg invites applications for Fellowships for 2017 for periods of residence between three and twelve months. Applications are invited from noted and established scholars in the history of Central and Eastern Europe or neighboring disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, political sciences, philosophy, literary studies or linguistics relevant to the region.

Further information can be found in the section Vacancies


The weekly research seminar supports discussion of the fellows´ research projects and other projects in the Kolleg´s main research areas. In addition to fellows and research staff members, the Kolleg regularly invites external guests to participate in these seminars.

On Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Am Planetarium 7, seminar room

Further information can be found in the section Seminar.

Forthcoming Title: Hungarian Jews in the Age of Genocide. An Intellectual History, 1929-1948

F. Laczó: Hungarian Jews in the Age of Genocide

Laczó Ferenc

Leiden: Brill,
Expected Date: October 2016
ISBN 9789004324640

Hungarian Jews, the last major Jewish community in the Nazi sphere of influence by 1944, constituted the single largest group of victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In Hungarian Jews in the Age of Genocide, Ferenc Laczó draws on hundreds of scholarly articles, historical monographs, witness accounts as well as published memoirs to offer a pioneering exploration of how this prolific Jewish community responded to its exceptional drama and unprecedented tragedy. Analyzing identity options, political discourses, historical narratives and cultural agendas during the local age of persecution as well as the varied interpretations of persecution and annihilation in their immediate aftermath, the monograph places the devastating story of Hungarian Jews at the dark heart of the European Jewish experience in the 20th century.

See also: Research Fellow Publications

New Publication: Exhibiting Violence

edited by Joachim von Puttkamer and Dorothea Warneck

Przegląd Historyczny, T CVII, 2016, Z I., Warszawa 2016
156 pages
ISSN: 0033-2186
Price: 21,00 zl

The papers presented in this thematic volume address the limits of exibiting violence from different angles. Most of them originate from the workshop "Exhibiting Violence" that was organised by the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena in late February 2014 and generously hosted by the Goethe Institute in Lille and the Historial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne, France. 
Bearing in mind that the First World War marked the beginning of a new form of exhibiting war and violence in museums and sparked broader discussions as to how to include and exhibit civilian suffering, the experience of total destruction as to how to include and exhibit civilian suffering, the experience of total destruction and widespread death, the central aim of this workshop was to discuss the origins of presenting violence and war in museums both in Western and East Central Europe during and directly after the First World War. 

New Website of the Cultures of History Forum

The content of the Cultures of History Forum has moved to its own website with new design and a range of new texts.